Rotary Picnic

08/22/2010 - 14:00
08/22/2010 - 7:00pm

Picnic at Susan Smith Gray's Bass Lake chalet. Cost is $6; children free. If you name begins with "A through I," please bring a salad; "J through R," please bring a dessert, and "S through Z," please bring a casserole. Contact: or 734 834-0374.

Luncheon Meeting - Gloria Thomas - New Director Tells U-M CEW Story

08/25/2010 - 12:00
08/25/2010 - 1:30pm

Gloria Thomas was on the research staff at U-M’s Center for the Education of Women for six years while she was a doctoral student here, and coordinated its Women of Color in the Academy Project. After eight years at the American Council on Education, she returned to succeed local legend Carol Hollenshead as CEW Director in January 2009. She will discuss CEW’s unique role and comprehensive services within the University and the larger community, directly serving U-M students, faculty, staff and community members and conducting research and advocating for policies that support women and men alike, both locally and nationwide.

Luncheon Meeting - Amy Goodman - Rotary & Lifelong Literacy, Washtenaw Literacy Coalition

08/18/2010 - 12:00
08/18/2010 - 1:30pm

How does literacy figure in to the economic recovery? How does it contribute to improved health outcomes? What is family literacy? The new definition of literacy reaches across generations to build stronger communities. The Literacy Coalition of Washtenaw County was created by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in 2007. Meet some of the member agencies providing literacy services from birth to seniors and learn how this initiative sharpens Rotary’s worldwide and local focus on literacy.

Luncheon Meeting - Russ Collins, CEO of Michigan Theater - Vaudeville to Vivaldi, and "How to Watch a Movie"

08/11/2010 - 12:00
08/11/2010 - 1:30pm

Built as a vaudeville and silent movie palace, the Michigan Theater originally was known as a “Shrine to Art.” It’s still that, and then some. Occupying a central place in Ann Arbor’s cultural landscape with its gloriously restored 1,700-seat auditorium and 200-seat screening room, the Theater is still a movie palace. But it’s also the performance home (since 1984) of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and hosts many University Musical Society events and other concerts. Our own Russ Collins will hit the historical highlights, give us a preview of 2010-11 offerings, and at no extra charge will provide guidance on “how to watch a movie.” Popcorn, anyone?

Luncheon Meeting - Sherm Harrington/Christopher Martinez - New Hope for Clean Safe Drinking Water

08/04/2010 - 12:00
08/04/2010 - 1:29pm

Two billion people get drinking water from whatever source they can find, clean or not. Now there’s a safer, more effective and affordable way to purify found water. Featured at the 2010 Rotary International Convention, AquaDrop is a biologically active liquid copper compound that rapidly and safely destroys contaminants in impure drinking water, at much lower dosage levels (one drop for three gallons) and environmental risk than chlorine. Today’s speakers will explain how this product fits into the toolkit for Rotary’s worldwide clean water commitment.

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